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Oregon Senators Sound The Alarm On Latest GOP Health Care Bill

OPB | Sept. 22, 2017 1:13 p.m. | Portland

Nursing home residents in Portland told Oregon’s two Democratic senators Friday that they would be devastated by the health care cuts proposed in the latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Oregon Democrats Want Assurances About DACA, Immigration Raids

OPB | Sept. 20, 2017 3:22 p.m. | Portland

Six members of Oregon’s congressional delegation — all Democrats — want assurances that federal immigration agents will not target DACA recipients for arrest and possible deportation.

local | News | Environment | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Western Wildfire Funding Attached To Hurricane Harvey Relief Bill

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 4:01 p.m. | Portland

As big fires batter Oregon, the state's U.S. senators make the case for more federal help.

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NW Scientists Make The Case For Spilling More Water Over Dams

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 16, 2017 4:37 p.m.

On Wednesday, dozens of scientists sent a letter to Northwest lawmakers in Congress. In it, they argue in favor of spilling more water over dams to help fish.

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Protesters Demand Herrera Beutler Hold In-Person Town Hall

OPB | Aug. 9, 2017 1:45 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Protesters demand Southwest Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler hold an in-person town hall.

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Democrats Test The Waters In Walden's Congressional District

East Oregonian | July 11, 2017 12:53 p.m.

Democrats not only intend to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, they’re lining up to do it.

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Al Franken: 'Giant Of The Senate'

OPB | June 23, 2017 noon

Comedian turned U.S. Senator Al Franken spoke to a packed audience in Portland about his new memoir, "Al Franken, Giant of the Senate."

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Oregon's Congressional Democrats Push For National Vote-By-Mail

OPB | May 25, 2017 11:58 a.m. | Portland

Both of Oregon’s senators and four U.S. representatives announced the introduction of a bill Thursday that would require “every state to provide registered voters the opportunity to vote by mail."

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'OPB Politics Now': Greg Walden Faces The Music

OPB | April 13, 2017 12:10 p.m. | Portland

OPB reporters Jeff Mapes and Amanda Peacher join host Geoff Norcross to talk about the raucous reception Rep. Greg Walden has received at town hall meetings this week. 

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Congressional Leaders Urge Trump Administration For Broader Syria Strategy

NPR | April 7, 2017 2:37 p.m.

On Capitol Hill, several members of Congress questioned the constitutionality of President Trump's action. Others commended the decision while also calling for consultation with Congress.

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Bill Would Create 'Sensitive Locations' For Immigration Enforcement

OPB | March 31, 2017 1:14 p.m. | Portland

Members of the Oregon congressional delegation are co-sponsoring a bill that would limit areas where federal immigration enforcement can take place.

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What Failure On Obamacare Repeal Means For Tax Reform

NPR | March 25, 2017 6:18 a.m.

President Trump is eager to put the health care debacle behind him and focus on tax reform, but the failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act could handicap that effort.

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GOP Pulls Health Care Overhaul Off House Floor

AP | March 24, 2017 12:38 p.m. | Washington

In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their Affordable Care Act repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly.

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News Roundtable | Sen. Jeff Merkley | Anti-Government Groups

OPB | March 3, 2017 noon

We talk over some of the biggest stories of the week with our panel of news watchers, then talk to Sen. Jeff Merkley about Russia, health care, the travel ban and more. We'll also hear about the rise of anti-government groups.

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House Democrats Lose Another Bid To Investigate Trump, But Don't Plan To Quit

NPR | March 1, 2017 2:19 p.m.

Democrats say they'll try to keep Republicans voting on whether to look into the president's ethics. A House Republican says the Democrats are "going through the stages of grief" after the election.

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Republican Congressmen Seek To Curtail Retirement Plan Offered By Oregon

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 3:18 p.m. | Portland

As Oregon prepares to offer a path-breaking state-sponsored retirement plan, two key Republicans in Congress are taking aim at it.

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Democrats Grill President's Nominee For Health Secretary

OPB | Jan. 24, 2017 1:27 p.m. | Portland

Democrats on Capitol Hill criticized President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services for buying stocks that might benefit from legislation.

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Walden Selected As House Energy And Commerce Committee Chair

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 3:29 p.m. | Portland

The Hood River Republican beat out two rivals seeking the helm of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. 

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EpiPen Price Hike Gives New Life To Oregonian's Pharmaceutical Bill

OPB | Sept. 2, 2016 3:02 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Congressman Kurt Schrader says headlines about spiraling drug prices have lent new life to his bill that would control medication costs.